For Immediate Release
September 11, 2017
ABA Media Contact: Sarah Grano
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Email: sgrano@aba.com​
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ABA Statement on Hurricane Irma

By Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO

​     "Our hearts go out to all of those affected by Hurricane Irma. As the first damage assessments start to come in, it is clear that this storm delivered a serious blow to Florida, and remains a threat to other states. ABA is closely coordinating with state bankers associations in the affected areas, as well as local, state and federal officials to ensure our customers and communities have access to the banking system.
 
     “ABA will continue to support the relief effort in any way we can, and we are pleased but not surprised to see so many banks already stepping up to help.”
 
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans.
 
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